Latang Cave is an Underground River that spits you out near the Rocky Valley inn and Cafe, from where its a short walk back to the town of Sagada. It is another pathway to Sumaging Cave which is composed of different formations of rock minerals and ancient corals. Its complete darkness is inviting every time you pass beside it.
Latang Cave and Underground River News
Almost 8 months of waiting and preparing for this trip to happen, my college friends and I had successfully made our first out-of-Cebu trip together. I personally don't have any idea of what places Sagada can offer since the initial plan was Ilocos. All I know is that we would be traveling to north of Luzon for more or less 12 hours. I am not used to that. I even puked 4 times during the travel.
I actually browsed the itinerary just the day before the trip so I know what to pack and what not to bring. I never expected that this would turn out to be the most tiresome yet most amazing trip I ...
The alarm I set last night rang at exactly 4:00 am. Before standing up, I had an inner debate whether where we're going would be worth it. Because yesterday's activity affected my body today. After five minutes of internal fighting with my brain, I finally decided to get up and prepare for our next adventure.
At 4:30 am we were on our way to the Municipal Hall (our designated meet up place), to catch the Kiltepan Sunrise (also famous in Sagada). It was a ten-minute ride before reaching Kiltepan Peak. When we arrived, there were already lots of people. Literally hundreds just to catch a glim ...
It was a few minutes after 7am that I got to St. Joseph after hiking back from Kiltepan. I had breakfast at the restaurant where they also served free coffee.
I changed back to my running shorts. If you're a first time spelunker, it would really help to wear loose or stretchable shorts. You never know how much leg stretching could be involved.
At 8:30am, I went to the Tourist Information Center to meet my guide for the day ??" Kuya Larry. I was going to first have the Cave Connection (long caving ??" P800), then we would have the Sagada Central Eco-Tour (P600) and Kuya Larry talked me in ...
When I started to follow my heart and splurged into my wanderlust, I have learned to travel alone. I can't just wait for the world to be ready. If I want to go places, I have to do it now even if it means I have to do it on my own. But during the course of my daring gest, I met a lot of people who have the same passion as I have and they became my travel companions, and later on my friends. I don't really know them personally but we're connected by the soul of travel.
Sagada has been in my bucket list, probably after watching the movie That Thing Called Tadhana. It is not only a destination ...
"Where are you girls going?" we asked curiously as three girls young girls, ages ranging from 10??"12 were going down a trail almost unnoticeable from the dense vegetation just below the famed. "Down to check on our goats by the cave?" one said. A cave? I thought for a moment and probably she was referring to the Sagada Underground River Cave found deep into the valley. "Let's follow them!" My newfound towering Russian companion excitedly suggested our group. In the many times I have visited Sagada, I don't remember having visited the cave before so we just followed the young girl's footsteps. ...
After a warm night of sleep, we skip breakfast to see the sunrise.
Our first stop for the that day was the Kiltepan Viewpoint, where we waited for the sunrise. We were lucky that it was not raining and we get to see the Sea of Clouds.
Indeed it is a very good morning from the cool town of Sagada! If every morning I can have that view..ohh life. :) We had some moment for picture taking.
From the view deck, we came back to eat breakfast, the group decided to go spelunking after. Though it was the first time for all of us, we decided to try the cave connection, from Lumiang to Sumaging C ...